As temperatures begin to drop, and you run your heating system, the air inside your home might start to dry out. Air that is too dry can be detrimental to your health and can cause problems for you and your family. Purchasing a humidifier is a smart way to handle this issue, and here are four reasons to consider installing one in in your Irving, TX home’s HVAC system.

Prevents Spread of Airborne Viruses

Using a humidifier will help prevent the spread of airborne viruses inside your home. A study by Yale researchers, reported in Science Daily, found that low humidity decreases immunity to viral infection and is a key reason why people are more likely to catch the flu in winter. They recommended using humidifiers to add moisture to the air, which also hinders germ particles’ mobility.

Relieves Allergy Symptoms

Installing a humidifier will also help relieve family members of certain allergy symptoms by improving the quality of indoor air. Having a humidifier can help soothe your nasal passages as well as your throat, so it is easier to breathe, and you feel less irritation. Humidifiers also help with dry eyes and sinus pain.

Reduces Snoring

Inhaling dry air while you sleep can result in a dry throat, which increases the likelihood of snoring. A humidifier will increase the moisture in the air, which will lubricate your breathing airways and reduce the intensity of your snoring.

Prevents Dry Skin

Dry air also results in dry, itchy and flaky skin. Without enough moisture in the air, your skin will become irritated. Running a humidifier will help moisturize your skin and lessen the irritation.

Low humidity in your home can lead to many problems, so having a humidifier can benefit your family in many ways. Contact Metro Air Conditioning, Heating & Services for installation of a high-quality humidifier as part of your HVAC system, as well as HVAC repair and installation services.

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